Name: Rheinheimera Brettar et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Rhein.hei.me’ra N.L. fem. n. Rheinheimera, after the German marine microbiologist Gerhard Rheinheimer, in recognition of his work on marine and estuarine bacteria

Type species: Rheinheimera baltica Brettar et al. 2002

Valid publication: Brettar I, Christen R, Hofle MG. Rheinheimera baltica gen. nov., sp. nov., a blue-coloured bacterium isolated from the central Baltic Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1851-1857.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 23
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 23
Total number of child taxa: 24

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Baek K, Jeon CO. Rheinheimera aestuari sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from coastal sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2640-2645.

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